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Around The Region (4/24/10)

Stanislaus County

CARE PACKAGES FOR SOLDIERS

WHEN: Deadline is Monday

INFO: The Modesto/Central Valley Blue Star Mothers and Families will send out care packages to soldiers the week of May 2. People with loved ones in the service can e-mail the individual's mailing address to Modesto.Bluestarmothers@yahoo.com and a care package will be sent.

Modesto

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHEN: Today, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Ken Daniel/Special Olympics Sports Field, 1336 Stonum Road

INFO: The Stanislaus County Special Olympics will hold its 37th annual area games. A law enforcement color guard will lead the opening parade. Local dignitaries and special guests will join the athletes in the opening ceremonies. Admission is free. For more information, call the Special Olympics office at 522-1544.

Patterson

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: Today, 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave.

INFO: The Stanislaus County Library will hold Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros celebrations. The Day of the Child/Day of the Book celebrations highlight the importance of early literacy for children. For more information, call 558-7810.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail region@modbee.com.

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